Producing Alternative SCMs through Carbon Utilization ​.pdf

Dhwanil Trivedi, Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc.
Dante Luu, Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc.

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Producing a High-Performance Low Carbon ASCM using Carbon Utilization Technology Authors Mr. Dhwanil Trivedi - United States - Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc. Mr. Dante Luu - Canada - Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc. Abstract In the current climate crisis, there is significant pressure on the cement and concrete industry to achieve net zero by 2050. Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT) has developed a patented technology to upcycle industrial byproducts into quality Alternative Supplementary Cementitious Materials (ASCM). One prominent Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) is Fly Ash (FA). However, the production of fresh fly ash is decreasing as companies move towards more environmentally friendly alternatives, there is a need to investigate how to reclaim FA from pits and landfills. CUT has developed a process to upcycle reclaimed FA into a high-performance ASCM, that meets or exceeds current industry specifications. This white paper will focus on a case study with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the National Road Research Alliance deploying sustainable and durable concrete that meets or exceeds the current DOT specifications while having a lower global warming potential. CUT submitted a concrete mix that utilized its enhanced FA ASCM. For this project, CUT optimized the control mix through a 12.5% reduction in total cementitious material, with a 30% addition of enhanced FA. Discussed further in this paper is the 1-year strength and durability data that meet or exceed the control mix data.

 
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Producing Alternative SCMs through Carbon Utilization ​.pdf

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Producing a High-Performance Low Carbon ASCM using Carbon Utilization Technology Authors Mr. Dhwanil Trivedi - United States - Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc. Mr. Dante Luu - Canada - Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc. Abstract In the current climate crisis, there is significant pressure on the cement and concrete industry to achieve net zero by 2050. Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT) has developed a patented technology to upcycle industrial byproducts into quality Alternative Supplementary Cementitious Materials (ASCM). One prominent Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) is Fly Ash (FA). However, the production of fresh fly ash is decreasing as companies move towards more environmentally friendly alternatives, there is a need to investigate how to reclaim FA from pits and landfills. CUT has developed a process to upcycle reclaimed FA into a high-performance ASCM, that meets or exceeds current industry specifications. This white paper will focus on a case study with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the National Road Research Alliance deploying sustainable and durable concrete that meets or exceeds the current DOT specifications while having a lower global warming potential. CUT submitted a concrete mix that utilized its enhanced FA ASCM. For this project, CUT optimized the control mix through a 12.5% reduction in total cementitious material, with a 30% addition of enhanced FA. Discussed further in this paper is the 1-year strength and durability data that meet or exceed the control mix data.